Sunday, March 6, 2011

Breakfast Links: Week of February 28, 2011

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Another Sunday, and another week's serving of the freshest Breakfast Links. Here's our selection of noteworthy tidbits gathered from other blogs, web sites, news stories, and other curiosities that we've discovered wandering around the Twitterverse:

An Interview with Louise West, Curator of the Jane Austen House Museum.:
• The impressive shell of Felix Hall, Essex, burnt out in 1940: - seems so temptingly restorable...
• Stunningly beautiful photos of the medieval York Minster:
• Just in time for Oscar night! How Colin Firth are you?
• Here's some bedtime reading. Two late 17C wide-boy property developers: Nick Barbon and Tom Neale.
• Cincinnati Art Museum - American circus poster exhibition
• Woodcut: Girls Night Out 17th Century style:
• Pleased to announce Tyntesfield in Somerset is finally free of scaffolding, Watch the fantastic time-lapse footage here
• International Women's Week Commemoration for Suffragettes in Bath:
• Unlikely facts: Brixton has a Georgian windmill, the only one to survive in inner London - and it's being restored.
• Brief history of tailor heaven: the history of Savile Row
• Today in 1692, Salem witch trials began. Here are New England minister Cotton Mather's opinions on witches.
• Sarah Scaturro, Cooper Hewitt’s textile conservator, discusses eco-merits of...wait for it...polyester.
• Mad for this! Helena Bonham Carter's fabulous fan purse from the Oscars, by Lulu Guiness:
• 'Who is it That Does Dictate the Fashions?' Where is a lady to shop?
• Check out this guest post on Craftzine about the history of women and sewing!
• Calendar Girls from 1785: Before there was Vargas there was Dighton
• How the Bell Flowers on Princess Charlotte's Court Dress Were Made: Jane Austen's World
• Feast your terrified eyes. Colour photos of Shackleton’s ill-fated voyage
• What would a businesswoman in 1700's New York sell? Look like? See here:

Above: At Breakfast, by Laurits Andersen Ring, 1898


Betty Loomis said...

Since no one else has thanked you today, I will be the first! This is really nice of you two to do. I enjoy poking around these links to places I'd never find on my own. You girls must live on your computers!

Anonymous said...

Bravissima, ladies. Some really extraordinary photographs in this week's edition. Particularly enjoyed the Shaackleton's pix. Had no idea these exisited in color.

Mme.Tresbeau said...

I realize I am a day late commenting, but I do appreciate your doing this for those of us who don't wish to Twitter. So much fun to explore!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the link girls, nice to find your site. You may be interested to see our posts on the Cleveland Street Workhouse (yesterday) and the Cleveland Street Scandal (today) on (was hoping to send this info privately - please forgive any naked pluggery.)

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